Office of the President

Benjamin Rusiloski, Ph.D.


“Dr. Rusiloski is a talented and experienced administrator who can lead our university with skill and dedication,” said Majid Alsayegh, Emeriti Trustee of the University.  

About Dr. Rusiloski

Benjamin E. Rusiloski, Ph.D., was appointed president of Delaware Valley University in October 2021 with a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. He served as interim president from June to October 2021.

Dr. Rusiloski has served DelVal for more than 28 years and brings a wealth of higher education leadership experience to his role as president. Prior to serving as interim president, he served as vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the Faculty since 2016. Previously, he was dean of the School of Life and Physical Sciences, chair of the mathematics and physics department and of the chemistry and biochemistry department, and professor of chemistry. He joined DelVal in 1994 as an assistant professor of chemistry after earning his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Duke University and his B.S. in chemistry from King’s College.

DelVal was founded on the concept of “science with practice,” a concept which Dr. Rusiloski believes in strongly and that lives on through the University’s Experience360 program. Dr. Rusiloski led a task force of faculty, staff and administrators who designed and implemented the award-winning program in 2012. 

Dr. Rusiloski is also passionate about affordability and accessibility. “What attracted me to higher education 28 years ago is exactly what has kept me here and motivates me each and every day. I see extraordinary faculty and staff who selflessly give of themselves working with outstanding and motivated students to achieve meaningful and significant career outcomes. Those outcomes will continue to be achievable for our students by evolving and developing robust, market-driven degree and workforce development programs that are grounded in strong corporate and industry partnerships in an environment that promotes opportunity and access for all.”

Dr. Rusiloski currently serves on the boards of Doylestown Health Foundation, Bucks County Foundation, and Bucks County Workforce and Economic Development. He, his wife and three children are long-time residents of Doylestown. Together, they enjoy hiking in Pennsylvania and Vermont, as well as attending their children’s athletic events. As Dr. Rusiloski continues to serve the community where he works and lives, he looks forward to positioning Delaware Valley University for a successful future. 

Kristen Olszewski, Executive Assistant to the President

The Office of the President is located on the first floor of Lasker Hall.

Mailing address:
Office of the President
Delaware Valley University
700 E. Butler Ave.
Doylestown, PA 18901